Tomorrow's Travel Leaders Conference 2018


Join us at WTM London on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 for the TTG Tomorrow’s Leaders Conference at ExCeL London.


Here’s To Future Days: the TTG Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders Conference 2018, will feature speakers looking to inspire young people working in travel today on how to become a travel leader of tomorrow, including former members of the TTG 30 Under 30.


Taking place upstairs at WTM London in Platinum Suites 3 and 4, the day will also feature the release of exclusive new research on young people’s attitudes to working in travel today.


Don’t miss out and register today!
All attendees will need to submit their details using the link below and register separately for WTM London in order to gain access to the conference.


This year’s conference looks at the importance of looking after yourself and the people you work with, if you are going to look after a business or truly develop your career.




Daniel Pearce, chief executive, TTG Media and Pippa Jacks, group editor, TTG Media


TTG Media’s Dan and Pippa welcome delegates to the morning’s event and offer up a snapshot of the attitudes and experiences of young people working in the travel industry in the UK, Ireland and beyond today.


10.00 CEO STORY 1


John Bevan, CEO dnata travel Europe


Travel giant dnata’s leader in the UK and Europe tells his personal CEO story, after more than 25 years in travel working for brands as diverse as, Voyage Prive and Spafinder Wellness. Following John’s presentation, TTG’s Pippa Jacks will look further into the secrets of his success, in a Q&A session that will be opened up to the audience




Papillon Luck, founder & CEO, 15th Degree


A background in hedge funds and investment banking seems an unlikely grounding for a career in wellness. But it was the long-hours/high burn-out culture of banking that led Papillon to found 15th Degree. The serial innovator describes her business story and talks about the importance of personal well being for everyone working in today’s high pressure travel business environment




Jamie-Lee Abtar, business development manager, Caribbean Tourism Organisations

Iain Powell, head of trade sales, Saga Holidays & Cruises


Two former members of the TTG 30 Under 30 give an honest appraisal of how their careers have developed since joining TTG’s elite group. Picked out as future travel leaders, Jamie-Lee and Iain describe their roles today, their key learnings and their advice for other young people looking to make it to the top in travel.


11.45 CEO STORY 2


Paul Frampton-Calero, CEO Tink Labs


One of the UK’s defining business voices in disruption and marketing, Paul will share his journey and his vision for leadership and business change. Previously UK & Ireland CEO for Havas Media, a £100m business with 900 staff, Paul’s personal story will be followed by an interview with TTG Media chief executive as he looks to share tips and career advice that everyone who wants a ‘big career’ can follow.


12.30 Conference close

Confirmed speakers include:

Jamie-Lee Abtar

Jamie-Lee Abtar

Business Development Manager, Caribbean Tourism Organisation - UK Chapter


One of TTG’s 30 under 30 for 2016/7, Jamie-Lee Abtar is a brand and destination champion, travel marketer and Caribbean expert.

A regular speaker on topical travel issues, Jamie-Lee has an impressive history of helping travel brands to build strong profitable relationships with their customers, conceptualising and executing innovative ideas to drive their business.


With a proud Caribbean heritage and as a determined advocate for the Caribbean region, Jamie-Lee has spearheaded research into the African/Caribbean travel market in partnership with The Voice newspaper, challenging misconceptions about Afro/Caribbean travellers.


Jamie-Lee’s extensive knowledge and passion for the Caribbean can be seen once more through her work as the UK Chapter Manager for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation. The CTO represents more than 80 travel related companies from across the travel industry, including national tourist offices, tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, representation companies, airlines, cruises and DMCs. Through this role, Jamie-Lee strives to develop greater awareness of the Caribbean and maximise marketing and PR opportunities for its members.

John Bevan

John Bevan

CEO, dnata Travel Europe


With more than 25 years’ experience in travel, John Bevan has sat on every side of the industry fence.


John joined dnata in November 2017, as Chief Executive Officer B2B Europe, a move that brought him and his family back to the UK and ended his four-year stint as COO of Spafinder Wellness based in Miami; a role that he had graduated on to from being the online media giant’s Managing Director in London.In May 2018,John’s role within dnata expanded and he assumed responsibility for all B2B and B2C trading brands within the UK.


Prior to this, John was Managing Director at private travel club Voyage Privé, helping to establish its UK arm and grow membership to 1.2 million.


John is perhaps best-known for his association with online agent, both as Managing Director and UK Vice-President.


Additionally, he has spent time as Group Marketing and Product Director of Online Travel Corporation and Managing Director of Emap Digital Travel.


He has held a number of non-executive director posts in travel, as well as serving on both the ITT and ABTA boards.

Paul Frampton Calero

Paul Frampton Calero

CEO, Tink Labs


Paul Frampton Calero is a highly experienced business leader and one of the UK’s defining voices in disruption and marketing. Paul’s passion for technology led him to take on a tech leadership role as the CEO of travel tech startup Tink Labs (owner of handy). Paul oversees the EMEA business and is fast becoming a thought leader for transformation in the hospitality industry.


He was previously the UK & Ireland CEO of Havas Media Group where he oversaw a £100m business with 900 staff that included 10 operating companies with a focus on media, digital marketing, creative development, experiential, consulting and data/analytics.


Paul is adept at business transformation following his instrumental role in leading 24 Havas-owned businesses together under one roof in Kings Cross. He led the acquisition of 3 businesses ranging from insight & trends to data and technology consulting to entertainment. Paul made an early move in to digital in 2001 and was one of the pioneers of digital marketing. He regularly partners with CEO’s and other C Level influencers to advise and affect the necessary change.


Paul believes that innovative marketing, alongside agility and authenticity are critical requirements for any business to thrive in today’s highly competitive and ever-evolving climate.


Paul is an active supporter of the start-up community and is an NED and mentor to some of the leading lights of the entrepreneurial space as well as Chair of Big Youth Group, an organisation designed to improve the odds for young people.


He is a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion, an advisor for Women in Marketing and was recently one of just 30 men listed in Management Today’s Male Agents of Change alongside the CEO’s of EE and Diageo.


Paul is an influencer on both Twitter and Linkedin with other 23,000 folllowers. He was listed in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Brand Builders 2016, voted the 5th most influential person in UK Digital in The Drum’s Digerati league and gifted the Lifetime Achievement award by Twitter.

Papillon Luck

Papillon Luck

Founder, 15th Degree


Papillon Luck, the Founder of 15th Degree, has often been described as completely irrepressible, resolutely positive and super high energy.


With constant determination and resilience, Papillon epitomises a serial innovator and visionary early adopter. A background in investment banking and start-up hedge funds working alongside senior executives who struggled to manage their health whilst traveling, led her to create 15th Degree's premium travel fatigue supplements when she saw a clear gap in the market for a product that would effectively give travellers the gift of time.


For an exclusive number of global business travellers, Papillon also runs her exclusive 'Fit to Fly' executive coaching programme.

Iain Powell

Iain Powell

Head of Trade Sales, Saga Cruises & Holidays


Iain Powell, one of TTG’s 30 under 30 for 2015/16, is an established and well-respected figure in the Travel Industry. With roles to date centred around Sales and Account Management, Iain has a natural ability to build relationships and drive improved performance.


After largely falling in to a career in Travel, Iain has been fortunate to work for industry leading companies including Virgin Holidays, TUI, Carnival UK and now Saga Travel.


As Head of Trade Sales at Saga, Iain is responsible for the travel agent delivery across all Saga Travel products, spanning Land, Ocean and River based Holidays. After only joining Saga in January 2018, Iain has already grown their trade distribution significantly. With further stretching targets set for the coming years, his focus is firmly set on developing existing relationships, while also seeking new ones.


Starting out in Sales at Virgin Holidays, followed by overseas experience with TUI, is what Iain believes to be the ideal grounding for anyone looking to get into this industry.


Iain is also a keen advocate of mentoring programmes, having benefitted from such guidance over the last 4 years of his career. To that end, Iain has been involved with Southampton University, supporting final year students to gain full time employment after graduating.

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